David W. Robinson Catalyst Award
The David W. Robinson Catalyst Award recognizes organizations in our 11-county service area that have exemplified leadership, creativity, vision and commitment in addressing critical community issues.
The award, created in memory of inaugural board member David W. Robinson, was established by the Community Foundation and the Robinson Family in 1994. The Foundation believes that vision, innovation, collaboration and cooperation are necessary ingredients to enhance the communities where we live and work.
Each year the Community Foundation accepts nominations from the public for nonprofit organizations that have identified and responded effectively to a community need by mobilizing resources in addition to their own.
Submit a Nomination
The deadline for 2016 nominations has passed. Check back in August 2017 to submit a nomination for next year's award. Nominations are accepted for organizations who make a significant difference in our community and demonstrate:
- persistent effort to find a solution to a complex problem;
- creativity to explore alternative approaches toward a solution;
- community collaboration; and
- specific outcomes toward meeting a community need.
|2016||LICS (Lexington Interfaith Community Services)|
|2015||Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands|
|2014||Trinty Housing Corporation|
|2012||Family Connection of SC|
|2011||The Healing Species|
|2009||Eau Claire Shalom Ministries|
|2006||The Free Medical Clinic, Inc.|
|2005||Fast Forward Technology|
|2003||The Women’s Shelter|
|HOPE for Kids|
|1999||Junior League of Columbia|
|1998||The Cooperative Ministry|
|The Columbia World Affairs Council|
|1997||Family Connection of South Carolina|
|1996||Souper Bowl of Caring|
|1995||The Greater Columbia Literacy Council|
|1994||The Columbia Housing Authority|